Cary, NC – Starting on Thursday, September 19, 2019, the North Carolina Superior Court will start hearing arguments in the lawsuit between the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Authority and groups and individuals opposed to a plan to lease 105.5 acres of land next to Umstead State Park to use as a quarry. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was busy with several events and meetings.
Monday – Planning for the Week
Monday I attempted to contact council members to hear of questions or concerns about the agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting. There was very little comment with one concern about the rezoning proposal at I540.
Later Monday I met with management and directors to go over the agenda. We did not have any major issues with the agenda, and I predicted the meeting would last about an hour and a half to two hours.
My last meeting on Monday was with the town manager and Mayor Pro-Tem. We discussed several issues including the permit process, the mall proposal, campaign violations, social media, the bond referendum, and the potential for buying land. Our meeting lasted about 45 minutes.
Cary, NC – At its first meeting of September, the Cary Town Council took up a Public Hearing on rezoning for Cary’s Sri Venkateswara Temple and a large neighborhood in West Cary, as well as a vote on the Green Level Destination Center rezoning for 70 acres of office, commercial, hospital and residential uses. Read more
Morrisville, NC – To kick off a series of town hall talks in Morrisville, North Carolina Senator Wiley Nickel (D-Wake) spoke and took questions from the audience, with most attendees asking about gerrymandering, the potential “RDU quarry” and Medicaid expansion. Read more
Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week.
Monday – Cary Tennis Park Award
Monday I joined the Directory of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources in New York at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) annual awards breakfast to accept the 2019 Featured Facility Award for the Cary Tennis Park. Our parks system continues to be the best of the best and our venues continue to be nationally recognized. Thanks to Doug McRainey and his staff for creating such an excellent park system.
Cary, NC – Local business leaders and town officials got the latest information on transportation projects around Wake County, including the latest news about construction on the 540 beltway. Read more
Cary, NC – Hurricane Dorian is currently wreaking extreme destruction in the Bahamas and now headed for North Carolina. While Dorian will not be as catastrophic when it hits Cary, it will still be a very powerful storm and it’s important to get prepared and informed ahead of time. Read more
Cary, NC – This was a busy week that included a quarterly meeting and a trip to New York.
Monday – Preparing for Weekly Meeting
Monday I met with the town manager for our one-on-one meeting. We spent our time going over quarterly retreat topics. Specifically, how to address concerns with the mall redevelopment proposal.
Cary, NC – A water main break on Old Apex Road has closed a large portion of this Downtown Cary road to traffic.